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Fri, Dec 2, 2016 7:53 PM

Derrick Brooks and Troy Davis to be inducted into College Hall of Fame


Florida Gridiron greats Troy Davis and Derrick Brooks will be inducted into the 2016 College Hall of Fame Class, as announced by the National Football Foundation (NFF). Their induction into college's most prestigious home is well deserved and a befitting accolade for two of the Sunshine State's best football players in prep and collegiate history.

INDUCTION DATE: December 6, 2016 -- Waldorf Astoria, New York City

Below are brief profiles of these two great collegiate athletes who represented the Sunshine State on an elite level:

TROY DAVIS

(Iowa State Cyclones, Miami Southridge)

Troy Davis Iowa StateArguably college's best running back in history, Troy Davis is the ONLY collegiate back in Division IA to rush for more than 2,000+ yards in two different seasons. Although Davis attained a feat that has yet to be duplicated in collegiate history, Davis was snubbed for the Heisman Trophy. At the time, only two backs had rushed for more than Troy Davis in a collegiate season and both were Heisman trophy winners: Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State) and Marcus Allen (USC).

Troy Davis didn't win the Heisman, but he has now been immortalized in the annals of College Football history, named to the College Hall of Fame Class of 2016.

Troy Davis deserves the honor, putting together a brilliant career at Iowa State:

--2x Consensus All-American
--Big 12 Conference Player of the Year
--Led Nation in rushing TWICE
--2,010 yards -- 1995 Season (Sophomore, led nation)
--2,185 yards -- 1996 Season (Junior, led nation)
-- 378 -- Rushing yards in a game (vs. Missouri)

Davis was in the top five of Heisman balloting, two years in a row:
--Finished 2nd in Heisman Trophy balloting (Danny Wuerffel)
--Finished 5th in Heisman balloting his sophomore campaign

Davis is the second Cyclones player inducted into College Hall of Fame (ISU OGuard Ed Bock (1930's), HOF Class of 1970). Troy Davis was also inducted into Iowa State's Hall of Fame in 1997.



At MIAMI SOUTHRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Playing under legendary Miami Southridge coach Don Soldinger, Troy Davis had a stellar prep career, coming out of the mecca of high school football, Miami-Dade county. Davis, partnered with USA Defensive Today Player of the Year Lamont Green, younger brother Darren, and Sedrick Irvin, to lead the Spartans to a perfect season, 15-0 and capturing the 1993 5A State Championship crown in historic fashion, scoring 69 in a win over Bradenton Manatee. Returned kickoff 99 yards in state final game. Davis, rushed for a eye-whopping 2,209 yards in 1993, becoming the first back in MIAMI-DADE county to eclipse 2,000+.



DERRICK BROOKS

(Florida State University Seminoles, Pensacola Booker T. Washington HS)



Arguably Florida State's best defensive player, Derrick Brooks and his vaunted defense, coupled with Heisman trophy winner Charlie Ward, led the Seminoles to their 1st National Championship. Brooks had an outstanding 4-year career at Florida State, amassing 274 tackles, 5 INT, and 8.5 sacks.

--2x Consensus All-American (1993, 1994)
--ACC Player of the Year (1994)
--ACC Defensive Player of the Year (1993)
--3x First-Team All-ACC (1992, 1993, 1994)
--Academic All-American
--3X Academic All-ACC
--Seminoles have retired Brooks' number #10 jersey
--MVP of the Senior Bowl

Graduating out of Pensacola Washington HS, Brooks, the USA Today Defensive Player of the Year, also carried a 3.8 GPA. He continued his excellence in the classroom at Florida State, being named an Academic All-American as a student-athlete in Tallahassee.

Brooks is the 6th Seminole to be elected in the College Hall of Fame (Fred "Freddie B" Biletnikoff, Ron Sellers, Ron Simmons, Deion Sanders, Charlie Ward)


WATCH: Derrick Brooks FSU Highlights



At PENSACOLA WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

Graduating out of Pensacola's Booker T. Washington HS, Brooks was crowned the USA Today Defensive Player of the Year, as a LB/SS. Brooks led his Tornadoes to the State Semifinals his senior. Brooks is part of the FHSAA All-Century Team, comprised of the only 33 players in the the last 100 years of Florida's history of high school football.

WATCH: Hall of Fame: Class of 2014: Derrick Brooks Enshrinement Ceremony Speech

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